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The ancestors of the Rucker surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Rock found in the various locations that existed in Worcestershire, Devon and also in Northumberland.The surname also has topographic origins in that it describes the area where the original bearers lived. In this case they lived at some residence near a large boulder or rock face.

Rucker Early Origins



The surname Rucker was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Rucker Spelling Variations


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Rucker Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Rucker include Rock, Rocks, Roch, Rocke, Rocker, Rooker, Rucker and others.

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Rucker Early History


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Rucker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rucker research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rucker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rucker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rucker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rucker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rucker In Ireland


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Rucker In Ireland



Some of the Rucker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Rucker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Rucker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Jonathan Rucker, who landed in Mississippi in 1799

Rucker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Rucker, who arrived in America in 1834
  • Johann Georg Rucker, who landed in America in 1838
  • Georg Rucker, who landed in America in 1847
  • Elise Rucker, who arrived in America in 1848
  • Johannes Rucker, who arrived in America in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rucker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rucker (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Casper Bell Rucker (1886-1948), American Chief of Staff 8th Service Command (1942-1945)
  • Joe Rucker (b. 1976), American country music musician
  • Keith Rucker (b. 1968), former American football defensive tackle
  • Robert M. Rucker, American jazz drummer, music teacher, and composer
  • Sandra "Sandy" Rucker (b. 1987), American figure skater
  • Tinsley White Rucker Jr. (1848-1926), American politician, soldier and lawyer
  • William Waller Rucker (1855-1936), U.S. Representative from Missouri
  • Edmund Winchester Rucker (1835-1924), Confederate officer during the American Civil War
  • John Joel Rucker (1917-1985), American Major League Baseball player
  • Allen Rucker (b. 1945), American writer and author
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Rucker


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Suggested Readings for the name Rucker



  • The Rucker Family of South Carolina, 1752-1983 by Brent Holcomb.

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Rucker Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    11. ...

    The Rucker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rucker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 August 2016 at 11:36.

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